What movies made a big impression on you?

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What movies made the biggest impression on you?
Me: American History X, The green mile, freedom song... Thats the few I can remember right now.

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The Manchurian Candidate; Casablanca; The Yellow Submarine; Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; Dead Man Walking; The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly; Glory; Doctor Zhivago; and a few others I can't quite remember at the moment.

In a somewhat different vein, while I can't call the following movies good, exactly, they've still managed to make quite the impression: The Hitcher; Basket Case I, II, and III; Jungle Holocaust; Maniac; and The Great Alligator.

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Right, when I meant impression, I meant the kind of impression you get when you see the charred body of a child, or blown out homes on CNN.

Maybe I should have written that down too :rolleyes: IMAGE(wink0000.gif)

Sorry if my english is choppy and all, but im really tired.

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If you mean movies that get a reaction from sheer amount of carnage, the list is almost endless, from the horror movies with gory consumption by monster to war flicks with yards of steaming guts gleefully displayed before the viewer.

Apocalypse Now and The Quiet American both have the carnage (the former much more than the latter) with a message attached, somewhat like the news. I recommend the latter and say that you should watch the former. It's not enjoyable, precisely, but it's definitely memorable.

?Alorael, who would finally like to posit that there is nothing as horrifying as the news. Movies are made about the (more or less) real past and fictional versions of any time. The news is the horrible present in all its lack of glory.
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Originally posted by Alorael:
?Alorael, who would finally like to posit that there is nothing as horrifying as the news. Movies are made about the (more or less) real past and fictional versions of any time. The news is the horrible present in all its lack of glory.
Speaking of the news ? Wag the Dog is about manipulation of the news, and seems applicable to modern times. Movies that affected me: I can't really think of many off the top of my head. The Third Man, definitely. Modern Times and City Lights. Midnight Cowboy. Dog Day Afternoon. The Godfather. Pulp Fiction, of course.

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Originally written by Black Griffon aka. StD:

[QB]Right, when I meant impression, I meant the kind of impression you get when you see the charred body of a child, or blown out homes on CNN.QB]
Schindler's List

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Biggest one to date: To End All Wars. I am not a crying type, and I cried at the crucifixion scene.

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Leolo. I saw it once and it shocked me for years.
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One of the most recent must be the Pianist. It seemed somehow more realistic than Schindler's List.
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Probably any movie based on actual events, such as Pearl Harbor or Titanic. It's one thing to read about them, it's another to disregard the love story attached to the movies, and get a glimpse of what a world war or a sinking ship is like.

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All Quiet on the Western Front and Shawshank Redemption very obviously belong on this list and I'd also include LA Confidential.

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I'd agree with LA Confidential. Copenhagen also made a big impression on me.

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"National Velvet" - I cried when my mom made me leave the theater because I didn't want to leave Elizabeth Taylor.

"Shane" - one of the best western movies ever, about character and fate.

"M" - In German with English subtitles, starring Peter Lorre as a serial killer of little girls whom the police can't catch, so they pressure the Hamburg mob to help. (A true story brought to film)

"Rashomon" - Japanese with subtitles. Medieval rape and robbery, seen from three points of view.

"Marty" - About family and peer pressure, and being true to oneself.

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Certainly The Pianist, that really struck a chord with me (no pun intended, honest!).

For some inexplicable reason, Big Fish left me with quite an impression. I think I'm the only one in the world who thought that movie was anything better than relatively decent.

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I don't watch alot movies. Do Warcraft III cinematics count as movies? IMAGE(tongue00.gif)

The Lord of The Rings is defenitely the best movie I ever saw.

[ Wednesday, April 21, 2004 10:20: Message edited by: Mind ]

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But we are talking about movies that left you with stunned silence and tears, or something like that. Of course, if LotR left you with that (or something like that), it would count.

War Craft movies, I dunno, maaaaaaybe...

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I was just kiddin' about the Warcraft III movies, of course.
Although the finale indeed had a very big impression on me, after I played the whole game and knew all about Arthas' life?

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Return of the King had an effect on me, but not as much as the book does.

If the Pianist is the one about the mute woman who buys a piano for sex, I hated it.

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What Dreams May Come made my cry.
Happy Gilmore made me laugh.
Bicentennial Man filled me with a horrible rage, causing me to tear out clumps of my own hair because it sucked and just wouldn't end.

Okay, I didn't really tear out my own hair. But the rest is true.

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Argh Khoth, you made me laugh my stomach out! Yes, the story is so very tragic, but the extreme contrast between The Pianist and Khoths example... Oh man...

Khoth press enter site and watch the flash movie, you will see what I mean.

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Then there's always The Piano Teacher (La Pianiste) . . . .

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Ah. A little ferreting on IMDb reveals that I was thinking of the Piano.

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Who exactly are you talking about?

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Lugubrious Campion flick

Hollywood's favorite statuatory rapist makes himself safe for the drawing room

Something else entirely

[ Wednesday, April 21, 2004 12:17: Message edited by: Boots ]

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Lots o' shooting and stuff... hmm... Leon or Ronin. Both involve shooting lots of stuff.

Violent films don't have a huge effect on me. They're not real. Horror movies I just laugh at. I mean, come on! Some of them are just so ridiculous. Films like Predator, Mimic and Komodo had no practical sense of realism.

I prefer a movie with an elegance to it. Something which not only leaves a mark but makes you think that whoever wrote it actually put some concious thought into it.

Still got to respect the original The Italian Job. Double diamond, top qual.

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